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New Walk Museum and Art Gallery

53 New Walk, Leicester LE1 7EA, England
+44 116 255 4100
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Fantastic museum

I have lived not far from Leicester for many years and did not know that this museum existed, and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MarkH1973
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Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom
Free for all the family

This is a small museum that needs a good clean in places as looking through all the dust to see the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
FrankieBea2000
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent49%
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  • Average11%
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53 New Walk, Leicester LE1 7EA, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have lived not far from Leicester for many years and did not know that this museum existed, and was pleasantly surprised when I went to visit. I took my five year old son, and two of the main areas on the ground floor are...More

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James H, Communications and Marketing at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much to you both for the visit! Really appreciate you coming to see us and sharing the great review too. We hope you can come back again sometime soon for one of our events or a general visit. We've a Star Wars toys...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small museum that needs a good clean in places as looking through all the dust to see the displays is a bit off putting. Having said that this place is free and definitely worth a visit for a family day out that...More

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James H, Communications and Marketing at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your visit and review, much appreciated. Will pass on your feedback to the front of house and curatorial teams. We look forward to welcoming you back to the museum soon.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had an excellent time at the meet an astronaut talk which was both very interesting and informative. My 3 year old daughter also had an excellent time doing the different activities on offer. I have attended a number of activities at the museum in...More

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James H, Communications and Marketing at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for your great review and visit to the museum. So pleased to hear you both enjoyed the events, we look forward to welcoming you back to the museum again soon.

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Reviewed 9 May 2018

We stumbled across this Museum whilst ambling along New Walk and went in for a tea, coffee and sandwich. the next day we re-visited and checked out the Prehistoric section which had lots of interesting fossils and information. We also checked out the Egyptian zone...More

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James H, Communications and Marketing at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Many thanks for your visits and great review! So pleased to hear you enjoyed the displays, we hope to welcome you back to our future exhibitions when next in the city.

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Reviewed 27 April 2018

We had the most interesting afternoon here. I had visited many years ago with my children so wanted my granddaughter to have the experience. It is set out in the simplest of ways that allows you to switch from one period in time to another....More

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James H, Communications and Marketing at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Many thanks for your visit and review, great to hear you all enjoyed the experience. Apologies for the low level lighting in the Ancient Egypt section, but hope you can join us from 20 October onwards as the launch a new Ancient Egypt Gallery on...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

A wonderful building set in the wonderful location of traffic free New Walk Way which has been pedestrian free for over 200 years. Lovely large columns and classical architecture. Inside the gallery is large and we'll organised. An eclectic collection which includes Egyptian mummies, LS...More

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James H, Communications and Marketing at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Many thanks indeed for your great review and visit to the city. We look forward to welcoming you back to the museum again, particularly after we redisplay our Ancient Egyptian Gallery, re-opening this October.

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

I am glad we visited - it exceeded our expectations and is very interesting not only for adults but also takes children into account! Particularly good exhibition of German expressionism! Recommended!

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James H, Communications and Marketing at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Many thanks for your review and visit! Great to hear you enjoyed the museum and German Expressionism collections too. We look forward to welcoming you again when next in the city.

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

It is too easy to take for granted that we have an excellent free (£2 suggested donation) museum just a short walk from the city centre (just over 5 minutes walk to the multi-storey Newarke Street car park), on the architecturally interesting New Walk. With...More

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James H, Communiations and Marketing at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Many thanks for your great review! So pleased to hear you enjoy the museum and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Fabulous afternoon! We went to watch a free screening of Jurassic Park put on by film students from DMU. What lovely students, all dressed up a park rangers and such a wonderful place to watch the film. Excellent setting, in a real dinosaur museum. Credit...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

very good museum, usual cross section of exhibitions for a museum in a provincial city. But the collection of expressionist art is world class. Nice cafe too. Good with kids and for appreciating art in quiet contemplation.

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James H, Communications and Marketing at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Many thanks for your kind review and visit. Great to hear you enjoyed the museum and German Expressionist gallery in particular too. We look forward to welcoming you again to New Walk Museum again soon.

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Ailsa J
5 October 2017|
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Response from James H | Property representative |
Hi Ailsa, yes there's a on-site cafe at the museum. Open everyday. Hope you have a good visit!
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rebecca12015
24 July 2017|
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Response from K W | Reviewed this property |
Not at the museum. But lots of local pay and display.
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ratcliffe22
1 September 2015|
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Response from welbeingiskey |
It depends where you are coming from. If you can catch a train New walk museum is a short walk for Leicester station. Cross the road directly in front of the station and cross right over toso you are standing in front of... More
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